The two-time Olympic halfpipe gold medalist Shaun White will lead the U.S. team into Sochi for next month’s Winter Games.
Sidney Crosby will captain the Canadian hockey team at the Olympics Jonathan Toews and Shea Weber will serve as alternate captains, Hockey Canada announced Sunday.
Putin told volunteers Friday that gays visiting Sochi “can feel calm and at ease,” but he emphasized that they cannot express their views on gay rights issues to anyone underage.
The fact that the Olympic hockey tournament takes place in the middle of an NHL season basically defies explanation. Too many things can happen, and none of them are good.
In addition to the players they have on Teams USA and Canada, the Tri-State Area NHL locals will be sending 10 additional players to the Games, representing Austria, Czech Republic, Norway, Slovakia and Switzerland.
Team Canada on Tuesday announced its men’s hockey team for next month’s Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, and to say it’s loaded with talent would be the understatement of the new year.
Lindsey Vonn is going to skip the Sochi Olympics because of a right knee injury. Her personal publicist, Lewis Kay, said in a statement Tuesday that Vonn “will have surgery shortly.”
If Kyle Okposo was to scream bloody murder right now, there aren’t that many people out there who would blame him. But that’s not really his style.
A competitive fire between long-time friends Ryan McDonagh and Derek Stepan spills into golf outings, fantasy football matchups, board games and video games. You name it, these two can’t stand losing to one another.
USA Hockey will bring a tremendously experienced and deep squad to Sochi in hopes of capturing the gold medal.
Two days after being named to the U.S. delegation for Sochi, Olympic figure skating champion Brian Boitano has announced he is gay.
With 19 points, he has more than any other American skater. Among NHL leaders, only Sidney Crosby, Steven Stamkos and Henrik Sedin have more. He is Kyle Okposo, the former No. 7 overall pick in the 2006 draft.
Preparations for the Feb. 7-23 Sochi Olympic games have been overshadowed by criticism of a recent Russian law outlawing “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations among minors.”
Olympic gold medalists Ted Ligety, Evan Lysacek and Kelly Clark are among those kicking off the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Road to Sochi tour, beginning in New York on Oct. 29 — the start of the 100-day countdown to the Winter Games.
President Vladimir Putin sought to ease concerns that Russia’s new anti-gay law would be used to punish athletes who display rainbow flags during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, while insisting that gays are not discriminated against in his country.